Langur…….the Hanuman Monkey

Nilgiri Langur

Traditionally known as Hanuman Monkeys in India. They always have seen lazy resting on the top of trees and feeding. Probably these excessive leaf and plat eater lack energy being on plant diet. Langurs do not drink lots of water as well, they usually absorb water from the food they eat. They are less active than other normal monkeys


Interesting fact is that Langurs are Deer’s best friend: Langurs has superior eyesight and ability to sit atop high trees allows it to spot predators easily. Researchers have noted that this species will often sit next to herds of Deers and notify them when a predator is approaching

Posted for ‘Sundaystills photography challenge – Letter L’
Location: Bandipur national park, India


2 thoughts on “Langur…….the Hanuman Monkey

  1. Well, Henry, it would not surprise me that they warn the deer. Once, while observing the Eagles, a young buck flipped up it’s tail as an alert and then the adult eagle perched in a dead tree took flight, circled and headed in my direction. I headed home to prevent making them nervous.

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